Formulaic Writing: Outlining Fiction

You have now understood that an effective method for writing fiction is to think in terms of beginning, middle, and end. Fiction often begins with a character introduction. The middle section will explore the character dilemma exposing the character flaws. The ending will describe a resolution of relationships and the central character’s dilemma. Your outline […]

Writing by Formula

Writers who are new to the discipline often face organization as their first challenge. I counsel them with, “Just get your thoughts down on paper” because the inclination to write typically comes from the insistence of a story needing to be told. But, once the initial dumping of information occurs, the discipline begins in earnest. […]